Hike a mountain with a Large Buddha & explore a Sacred Cave!

mark of Voyagin Verified

The Voyagin team has screened this host. Learn more

  • photo icon Photos

ONLY for Voyagin guests! 30% OFF Mobile Wifi Service when you travel in Japan!
(Click here for more details)

overview icon Overview

Visit exciting but unknown spots to experience Japan! A large Buddha carved on a rock wall in mountain, a sacred cave with numerous splendid reliefs of Buddhism tales, an old Temple with a quiet atmosphere, a traditional pottery gallery, etc.

overview icon Highlights

  • You can experience Japanese rich nature with a guide who is knowledgeable about nature, wild animals & plants.
  • You can experience Japanese history by visiting a sacred cave, a medieval temple and so on.
  • You can have fun by trekking a rocky mountain & exploring a cave with a candle light.

overview icon Description

overview icon Meeting Point

1. At Shibuya station 9:00
(in front of "Hikarie Ticket Gate" of Toyoko Line.) or
2. At Yokohama Station 9:30
(in front of "Chuo Ticket Gate" of Keikyu Line.)

Important Information

# You can choose the meeting point from Shibuya Station in Tokyo or Yokohama Station in Kanagawa prefecture.
# The charge does not include transportation, admission, meal and such expenses.
# The transportation fee is totally about 1800 JPY from Shibuya Station.
# The admission fee to enter Taya cave is 400 JPY.
# We have free time for lunch for about 1 hour at the restaurant area near Ofuna Station.
# The price to have lunch is about 500 - 1000 JPY at the Ofuna restaurant area.
# The lunch time will be late after the noon on schedule.
# Trekking shoes are not a must, but it is better if you wear.
# To take photos in Taya Cave is prohibited from religious reason.
# All the guidance is in English or Japanese, but the guide can also speak Thai and Spanish a little.
# Even if it will rain, we can do the tour by changing the plan.
# You can bring umbrella when we will go on the rainy-day plan.
# There are many public lavatories on the way.
# This is a hiking tour to climb a mountain, so even though it is only a small mountain, you are required to have basic strength to climb mountain.
# We don't go to dangerous place on this tour, but I recommend you to buy travel insurance in advance just in case.

What you need to bring

# suitable cloths & shoes to hike mountain
# rain coat
# drink
# snack (if you want)
# glove (if you can bring)
# insect repellent (if you need)
# sun screen (if you need)

Meet your host :
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • ไทย (Intermediate)
  • Español (Beginner)

Hello, everyone! (^o^)/
My name is Eiji.
I do nature tour guide at mountainous area in every Summer to give nature experiences and explain animals, plants, geography, climate and so on.
Of course, I got a leader qualification of outdoor activity, and have studied environment, ecosystem, agriculture, forestry and so on at university.
Not only job, but I often do outdoor activities in nature such as trekking and camping while I'm living in Tokyo.
So I'm knowledgeable about Japanese nature.

Here I offer my own planning tours with activities in nature, because I want you to experience Japanese rich nature.

Japanese nature is very rich in the world.
67% of the land is covered with forest.
In addition, more than 90 thousand species of animal and plant live in Japan with huge variety,
and also there are many local original species such as Japanese monkey, Japanese serow, Japanese raccoon dog.

It is believed traditionally that god lives in each outstanding mountain in Japan.
Shrines are built in the area of those mountains, and the land of those mountains has been protected from destruction and development.
This is one of the reasons why Japanese nature is so rich.
You can see plenty of animals and plants when you walk in mountain.

Although Mt.Fuji is very famous to foreign people, there are many other good places to experience the nature.
I would like you to touch the Japanese rich nature very much!

Here this Voyagin site, I offer you only easy hiking 1 day tours from the Central Tokyo, because I want everybody to take part in easily.
They include not only climbing mountain but also visiting enjoyable spots.
If you have basic strength and active mind, why not join my hiking tours?
With a good knowledge of safety management I will guide you safely to experience the wonderful Japanese nature!

Come on and enjoy travel with me,
and a Little Monkey! (^o^)b

View full profile read more icon

read more